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Athens-Limestone Hospital offers innovative training and continuing education opportunities for nurses and clinical professionals, as well as community education programs on relevant health-related topics.

Education Classes

Clinical Education

Our classes are designed to provide training that result in improved patient care and outcomes.


Athens-Limestone Hospital is approved to provide continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. This approval status is valid through March 25, 2025. This Alabama Board of Nursing Provider Number is nontransferable and utilized exclusively by Athens-Limestone Hospital. Provider Number: ABNP0024

CPR and Advanced Life Support Classes

Athens-Limestone Hospital is a certified American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center. The Training Center staff provides a range of classes for healthcare personnel and laypeople in the community. The community instructors offer classes at varying times to help meet more needs of the community.

The Training Center instructors can provide classes for:

  • Basic Life Support Provider
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • Heartsaver CPR AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

For more information on classes or to register, contact the Education Department at (256) 233-9536.

Community Education

Diabetes Education Classes

This 8-hour class is offered monthly for those referred by a physician. A Certified Diabetic Educator, Registered Dietician and an RN educator teach the medical and nutritional aspects of diabetes. For more information, contact (256) 233-9146.

Individual Nutrition Education

Our Registered Dietician can help with diets for specific medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and renal disease. For more information, contact (256) 233-9146.

Childbirth Classes

This class is taught by a Registered Nurse and is designed to help you understand pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post-delivery. The class also includes labor support and breathing techniques, prenatal and postpartum support and newborn care. For more information, contact (256) 233-9484.

Breastfeeding Classes

The Athens-Limestone Hospital Moms and Babies Breastfeeding Support Group

ALH Moms and Babies Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Friday at 10:00 am at the Conference Room at the Medical Office Building at 101 Fitness Way in room #2200 (across the street from the ER). This class is taught by a board-certified Lactation Consultant, Glenni Lorick, I.B.C.L.C., R.L.C and provides basic breastfeeding information.  Breastfeeding support is availabale form our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at 256-262-6736 or 256-658-8210.

Prenatal breastfeeding classes are the 3rd Monday of each month from 5-7 pm. Call 256-233-9490 to register. 

We offer a special room for employees or visitors to pump.  It is located in the Mother-Baby Unit. Mothers are welcome to breastfeed their babies anywhere in the hospital that they are allowed to be. 

We are recongized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Business by the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee.

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Parenting Classes

This class is taught by a Registered Nurse and provides newborn care education for new parents and caregivers. It also includes education for newborn CPR. For more information, contact (256)233-9484.

Student Programs

Job Shadowing Program

The student job shadowing program provides opportunities for students to learn more about specific health care careers through first hand observation in the workplace. Participants must be at least 15 years old. For more information about this program and requirements to participate, download the application.